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1952 - 1953 TV Show Ratings

RANK SHOW NETWORK

ESTIMATED AUDIENCE

1. I Love Lucy

CBS

13,729,200

2. Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS 11,158,800
3. Arthur Godfrey and His Friends CBS 9,608,400
4. Dragnet NBC 9,547,200
5. Texaco Star Theater NBC 9,526,800

6.

The Buick Circus Hour NBC 9,384,000

7.

The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC 9,037,200

8.

Gangbusters NBC 8,649,600

9.

You Bet Your Life NBC 8,486,400

10.

Fireside Theatre NBC 8,282,400

11.

The Red Buttons Show CBS 8,200,800

12.

The Jack Benny Show CBS 7,956,000
13. Life with Luigi CBS 7,854,000
14. Pabst Blue Ribbon Bouts CBS 7,731,600
15. Goodyear TV Playhouse NBC 7,711,200
16. The Life of Riley NBC 7,629,600
17. Philco TV Playhouse NBC 7,609,200
18. Mama CBS 7,548,000
19. Your Show of Shows NBC 7,344,000

20.

What's My Line CBS 7,201,200

21.

Strike it Rich CBS 7,201,200

22.

Our Miss Brooks CBS 7,140,000

23.

The Big Story NBC 7,140,000

24.

Gilette Cavalcade of Sports NBC 7,078,800

25.

Amos 'n' Andy CBS 7,017,600

26.

All Star Revue NBC 6,997,200

27.

Treasury Men in Action NBC 6,976,800

28.

The Red Skelton Show NBC 6,874,800

29.

The Lone Ranger ABC 6,874,800

30.

Ford Theater NBC 6,854,400

Households with TV: 20,400,000